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Places With The Best Housing In Colorado 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score76
  • Greenwood Village, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,208
  • I experienced an above par lifestyle while living in Greenwood Village Colorado. The city is situated in Arapahoe County. Greenwood Village is a suburb of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Colorado Metropolitan
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  • Cherry Hills Village, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,414
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  • Castle Pines, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,389
  • This is the worst place in the entire state of Colorado to live. The people that live here are racist, homophobic and hate anyone who is not white. I would absolute recommend that you never move or buy a
69
  • Lone Tree, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,808
  • Living in Lone Tree, Colorado is a little bit of Heaven to say the very least. I have been living in Lone Tree, one of the best areas in the whole country in my humble opinion, for just about 30 years
70
  • Edwards, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,231
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  • Cherry Creek, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,053
  • Located just outside downtown Denver at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Cherry Creek, Colorado is an affluent suburb boasting a wide array of cultural activities and family-friendly fun. I love
85
  • Superior, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,928
  • I enjoyed the great scenic mountainscapes while living in Superior Colorado. The city is situated in Boulder County. Superior is close to Boulder Colorado. The scenic community has excellent education
62
  • Vail, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,363
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  • Boulder, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 105,420
  • Awesome place to visit or live but you can not trust the local government on any level. Even though its a medium small size town the police kill or murder others and get completely away with it just like
71
  • Black Forest, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,506
  • You'll never run out of entertaining and interesting things to do when you're in Black Forest, since the city has activities that everyone in your family will love. There are several campgrounds in
80
  • Woodmoor, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,587
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  • Eagle, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,603
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  • Aspen, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,788
  • I've lived here for 30 years as single Mom. I'll be relocating now as my 2nd of two is leaving for college in fall. The Aspen public school system is the best in the country but the price of living here
84
  • Louisville, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,972
  • I really loved living in Louisville, Colorado. With virtually no crime, this is one of the safest small cities in Colorado. With a population of approximately twenty-thousand, this is an ideal community
68
  • The Pinery, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,160
  • My wife and I are enjoying our retirement in the quiet community of The Pinery. Living in The Pinery, Colorado keeps us close to family in Denver, but also provides us a home in a quieter location. It is
69
  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,336
  • I grew up in Steamboat Springs, CO. It is a FANTASTIC place to raise a family, and I will always be so grateful that my parents chose to move our family there from Denver, CO when I was 6 years old. My
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  • Evergreen, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,580
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  • Fairmount, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,484
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  • Erie, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,801
  • Living in Erie Colorado was an amazing experience. My family and I lived there for over 5 years. We enjoyed the transparent sense of security and safety that the town provided. The weather there can be
79
  • Highlands Ranch, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 106,596
  • I have lived in Highlands Ranch since 2005, and I moved to the community to raise my son as a single mother. It is much safer than most cities around Denver. Beware, the average income level for people
79
  • Gunbarrel, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,559
66
  • Carbondale, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,571
  • WARNING! Do not stay at this hotel if you are interested in protecting your valuables against theft! I stayed at this hotel with my family in January. My wedding ring and a souvenir that my wife
77
  • Golden, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,268
  • You would be hard-pressed to find a more scenic place to live than Golden, Colorado. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Golden is an amazing place to live for people of all ages. I love
76
  • Applewood, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,976
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  • Roxborough Park, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,657
80
  • Stonegate, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,478
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  • Parker, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,442
  • I lived in Parker City, Colorado, and my childhood couldn't have been happier. I remember there being many activities for those who loved the outdoors. My family would always go walking through the
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  • Centennial, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 107,862
  • I have lived in nearly a dozen cities around the US and Centennial, CO is one of those cities that I miss. Most of the cities that I have spent my time in were amazing but, this city stands out among
70
  • Durango, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,817
  • Located in the venerable Rocky Mountains, Durango, Colorado is an outdoor lover's paradise. I love living in Durango because of all the interesting recreational activities it provides both its residents
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  • Monument, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,346
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  • Castle Rock, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 53,789
  • I have lived in CR since 1982. I had a 3-bedroom apartment for $250. Prices now are $1,700 for a 2-bedroom. There were approx. 9,000 people and now over 55,000 and new developments are booming. It is
77
  • Gleneagle, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,583
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  • Windsor, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,154
  • Windsor, Colorado is a small town most people haven’t even heard of. However, this small town has a lot to offer. I have lived in a lot of different places and Windsor is by far one of my favorites. The
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  • Avon, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,444
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  • Broomfield, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 62,449
  • Broomfield is called what it is because Mayberry was already taken... Great city that is only going to get better. I am not a fan of suburbia but if you are going to live in it, Broomfield is as good
76
  • Columbine, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,281
  • Columbine Colorado is a small town in the big state of Colorado. It has been made famous from it's high school when the Columbine Shooting happened in 1999. Unfortunately, this is how people view and the
65
  • Gypsum, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,729
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  • Estes Park, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,230
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  • Littleton, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,072
  • Friendly people, great spacious neighborhoods with lots of common areas to walk and enjoy the outdoors. Great bike trails and 20 minutes from downtown Denver. Eating out is challenging as there only a
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  • Lafayette, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,053
  • Lafayette is a beautiful town in Colorado, northeast of Superior. When you get up towards the Rocky Mountains there are truly some of the most breath-taking towns and the sunsets are worth more than a
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  • Ken Caryl, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,883
  • Ken Caryl, CO is a rather unique community that is a suburb of Denver. I had one of my first apartments here after graduating college and getting one of my first jobs in the area. There are definitely
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  • Dakota Ridge, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,133
  • Living in Dakota Ridge, Colorado is simply wonderful. There are plenty of great areas to see, but the best areas in Dakota Ridge, Colorado are found just outside your door with wonderful views of
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  • Glenwood Springs, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,806
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  • Firestone, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,709
  • Living in Firestone Colorado has been an awesome change in my life! I have lived in Denver Colorado most of my life and wanted to move but stay here in Colorado. Everyone seems so friendly and I feel
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  • Frederick, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,791
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Frederick, Colorado is the quintessential Front Range town. I love living in Frederick because of the many outdoor recreational opportunities it
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  • Arvada, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 113,532
  • My wife and I stopped in Arvada Colorado last year, and had the opportunity to spend a little time there. Arvada is nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Be sure to plan on being there
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  • Denver, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 663,303
  • I lived in Denver for around 2 years. I was fooled by visiting a few times before that it's a dynamic US city that can compare to the coasts. Well, it isn't. As others have said, if you're used to living
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  • Manitou Springs, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,217
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  • Johnstown, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,379
  • Located along the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Johnstown, Colorado combines the charm of small-town living with the convenience of being just minutes from a major metropolitan area. I love
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  • Woodland Park, CO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,180
  • Woodland Park, Colorado is the largest city in the smallest county in Colorado. Located 16 miles west of Colorado Springs on the west side of Pikes Peak this small town of 7000 people was established in

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Colorado. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Colorado to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Colorado as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Colorado, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.